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National Summary


Mostly cloudy this evening, with patches of rain and drizzle, persistent in parts of the south, but largely dry elsewhere. Windy, with fresh to strong and gusty south to southeast winds.


Tonight, rain will become widespread across Munster, turning heavy in the southwest, with a risk of spot flooding. Outbreaks of rain will extend into south Leinster and parts of south Connacht by morning, but the rest of the country will remain mostly dry. Minimum temperatures 6 to 8 Celsius, in fresh southeasterly winds, strong along south and southwest coasts.


Tomorrow, Sunday, will be windy and mostly cloudy, with rain extending from the south to most areas, turning persistent and locally heavy in parts of the southeast and east, but more patchy in the north. Brighter conditions, with scattered showers, will follow gradually from the southwest during the afternoon and evening. Maximum temperatures 11 to 15 degrees in fresh to strong east to southeast winds, moderating later.


On Sunday night, rain will continue in Leinster and Ulster. It will become light and patchy. Munster and Connacht will become mainly dry. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees. Monday will be dry apart form a little lingering light rain or drizzle. Sunny spells will develop. It will be noticeably milder with highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees and light variable breezes. Tuesday to Saturday will be mild or warm and will be largely dry with good sunny spells and moderate or fresh easterly breezes. Day time temperatures will range between 13 and 17 or 18 degrees. It will be coolest along east and south coasts and will be warmest in the midlands and Connacht.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Southeast, 25 Knots, Fair, 18 Miles, 1003, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

Southeast, 15 Knots, Gust 27 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1006, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

South-Southeast, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 2.4 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1005, Falling

Roches Point Automatic

South-Southeast, 27 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Rain shower, 9 Miles, 1002, Falling

Sherkin Island Automatic

South-Southeast, 23 Knots, Gust 33 Knots, Cloudy, 12 Miles, 1000, Falling

Valentia Automatic

South-Southeast, 15 Knots, Gust 30 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 998, Falling

Mace Head Automatic

South-Southeast, 21 Knots, Rain shower, 9 Miles, 999, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

South-Southeast, 26 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Fair, 15 Miles, 998, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southeast, 15 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, 1007, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

South-Southeast, 21 Knots, Gust 32 Knots, Wave ht: 4.5 m, 997, Falling

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southeast, 19 Knots, Wave height not available, 999, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

South, 4 Knots, Wave ht: 4.3 m, 995, Steady

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 2300 Saturday 29 April 2017 Issued at 2300 Friday 28 April 2017

Meteorological Situation at 2100: An anticyclone of 1020 hPa, centred to the south of Ireland, is drifting away southwards. Fronts are approaching from the Atlantic, in a freshening southerly airflow.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Roches Pt to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: Southerly force 5 or 6, increasing force 6 or 7 and gusty overnight and early Saturday, becoming south to southeast towards evening and becoming southeasterly in the late evening.

Weather: Mainly fair at first. Patchy rain and drizzle developing on south and west coasts overnight and gradually becoming more widespread on Saturday.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in rain or drizzle.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin head to Howth head to Roches Pt and for the Irish Sea

Wind: South to southwest force 3 or 4, increasing southerly force 4 or 5 overnight, increasing force 5 or 6 by noon, becoming south to southeast in the afternoon, becoming southeasterly force 5 to 7 in the late evening.

Weather: Mainly fair at first. Patchy rain and drizzle developing on south and west coasts overnight and gradually becoming more widespread on Saturday.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in rain or drizzle.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 2300 Sunday 30 April 2017: On Connacht and Munster coasts, fresh to strong southeast winds will veer west to northwest. On Leinster and Ulster coasts, strong southeasterly winds will back east to southeast on Sunday and gradually decreasing moderate to fresh. Heavy rain on Connacht, Munster and south Leinster coasts. Patchy rain elsewhere.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Heavy rain in the southwest overnight and early Sunday morning, with totals of 20 to 30 mm in southwest Kerry.

Gale Warning

Westerly gales will develop during Sunday on Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Mizen Head to Valentia.

Small Craft Warning

South to southeast winds will reach force 6 or 7 this evening on all Irish coasts, backing southeasterly tonight.